UFI Blog

By Cathi Bond In today’s technological world we are bombarded with hundreds of images of ‘perfect’ men and women every day in all forms of media. Photo-laden social media sites like Facebook and Instagram can promote negative social comparisons. Typically on social media posts, everyone appears...

By Diane Robertson The modus operandi for today's abortion debate focuses on the humanity, or not, of the unborn. Some may argue that anytime between conception and birth the baby is not human and thus has no intrinsic value. By this logic there is no moral...

By Ashley Corbaley I do not live far from Houston and Hurricane Harvey hit much too close to home. As word that  Harvey had turned from a tropical storm to a Category 3 hurricane, then a Category 4, panic spread throughout my town. I went to...

By Breaunna Stone A strong society relies on strong marriages. Ryan Andersons, Senior Research Fellow at William E. Simon, in a report on marriage and family stated: “Marriage is the fundamental building block of all human civilization…Society as a whole, not merely any given set of...

By Diane Robertson The Chinese have not had much religious freedom for more than a generation. But the communist-run government has recently made laws to restrict religious worship even further. Government officials in China have issued warnings to hundreds of churches stating that no child will...

By Miriam Merrill Today we reverently look back 16 years ago to September 11th, 2001. The first direct attack on the continental United States killed almost 3,000 and left countless individuals with broken hearts and spirits. Differences melted away as Americans united in mourning and in celebrating...

by Tori Black Hate. Feelings of prejudice filling people with such animus and loathing that they are motivated to hurt, to harm, and to kill. With good reason we recoil from hate when we see it. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the heart of a complacent...

By McKayla Skinner Family is our greatest refuge during life’s storms. This timeless truth was proven once again during the recent devastating natural disaster in Texas, known as Hurricane Harvey. In tracking the headlines on the hurricane three accounts illustrated as many lessons to me about...

By Diane Robertson Hardly anyone can forget how in May of 2016, the Obama Administration made an announcement that under Title IX, all schools receiving any form of federal funding must allow students to use the gendered bathroom of their choice. The issue was in the...

By Ailee Olsen In October of 2013, I was in a poor neighborhood of Malang (a small town in Indonesia) visiting friends at their home. As I waited outside their door, I looked to my right and saw a 7-year-old little girl named Isti*, whom I...

By Hannah Gibson As humans, we all have a driving need to belong, to be loved, and to give love. This applies to all of us, straight or gay. For those who identify with the latter, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to...

By Diane Robertson Teenwise Minnesota, a statewide organization that promotes the sexual health of young people, recently published a survey of teens 9th to 11th grade on teen pregnancy and sexual activity. For the first time, Teenwise asked the teens about their sexual orientation. The survey...

By McKayla Skinner My grandmothers were deeply impacted by the world wars. One was left without a father for a time, as he was a prisoner of war, and the other was a military wife who sometimes lived on the brink of starvation during a...

By Breaunna Stone It seems that from the beginning of time, the family has been described as a mother, a father, and their children. In most cases, many remember the father as being named the breadwinner while the mother reared her children in the home. Today it...

By Diane Robertson Between the breakdown of the family and wide-spread pornography usage, child sexual abuse seems to be on the rise with no end in sight. Even very careful and watchful people can be tainted by this scourge that is sweeping the earth. Recently, I learned...

By Miriam Merrill Euthanasia doesn’t grant patients the right to die, it gives doctors permission to kill, and the rate of killing is becoming more frequent. A recent news story announced new research that Euthanasia is responsible for 4.5% of all deaths in the Netherlands. The...

By Christie Masters I recently found myself reorganizing my bookshelf when one of my science books from college caught my eye: “What is Life?” by Erwin Schrodinger. The title gave me pause, especially with the tragedy of little Charlie Gard so fresh in my mind. What...

One benefit of working with United Families is the opportunity we have to partner with other pro-family organizations. For instance, while at the United Nations, UFI has collaborated with Fight the New Drug to educate individuals and community leaders about the dangers of pornography, and...

By Diane Robertson Last week, a judge in Wisconsin announced that the court would rule that a Christian photographer could declare her faith-based intent not to take photos at homosexual weddings and not be prosecuted or chased out of business because she does not have a...

“Charged with discriminating against a gay couple, the owners of another Christian family-run business are being forced to shut their doors…Betty and her husband, Richard, are the owners of Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa. In 2002, they purchased the 77-year-old stone church and transformed...

by Diane Robertson By now, everyone knows the story of Charlie Gard. He was a very ill baby. His parents wished to transfer his care from the UK to the US. They had crowd-sourced over a million dollars for some experimental treatments. The Hospital would not let...

Lessons Learned From My Teenage Daughter’s Pornography Addiction The Author of This Article Wishes to Remain Anonymous As parents of a teenage son, my husband and I have been adamant about teaching him the hazards of pornography. This adheres to an urgency that exists for parents of...

by Erin Weist I recently read a book written in 1955 by a woman who visited a quiet beach for a vacation alone for several weeks. She observed the world around her and recorded her thoughts as they related to her life, subsequently publishing them as...